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An OSX print to pdf-file printer driver
About RWTS PDFwriter
RWTS PDFwriter is an OSX 11.0+ compatible print driver that enables you to “print” your documents directly to a pdf file. It has similar functionality to CutePDF on Windows.
The provided installer installs a universal binary compatible with both Intel and Apple Silicon processors.
Installation and Usage Instructions
Download the installer package by clicking on the printer icon above and install as usual. The installer will open the PDFWriter Utility app which lets you create a destination folder for the PDFs you print. (You need to Quit the Utility after creating the destination folder to complete the installation.)
Other users can access this utility to create their own print destination from the
Options & Supplies button for the printer in
System Preferences > Printers & Scanners
After installation, your new printer will be ready for use.
Simply print your documents using PDFwriter as your printer.
The “printed” PDF files produced will be stored in the directory you created on installation. `
If you want to uninstall PDFwriter, open the PDFWriter Utility (see above)and click the button to reveal the
uninstall script. When you open this script, you will be asked for your administrative password, after which RWTS PDFwriter will be completely removed from your system.
Compiling from sources
In the event that you want to compile your own copy, you can clone this repository.
A signed and notarized product installer can be compiled by executing the script
build/buildscript.sh -s "<Your DeveloperID>" -n "<Your Keychain Profile>"
Omit the -n if you do not wish to notarize the components, and omit the -s if you do not want to sign the components.
You can create a "Keychain Profile" by generating an app-specific password at https://appleid.apple.com then executing
xcrun altool --username "<Your AppleID>" --password "<Your app-specific password>" --list-providers
to find your WWDRTeamID.
xcrun notarytool store-credentials "<Your Keychain Profile>" --apple-id "<Your AppleID>" --team-id "<Your WWDRTeamID>" --password "<Your app-specific password>”
As this project is released under GNU GPL License Version 2, you are welcome to make modifications and improvement and incorporate it in your own software, provided you also release your software under the same licensing system. Read the License for full details.